A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 11:21:59 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.446° East, latitude -17.4488° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 11:21:59 / February 26, 2021 @ 11:21 am. Event id: us7000ddv7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddv7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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